Yoga is an ancient practice which traces back to India about 5,000 years. It addresses the health of the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. By interweaving breath and physical postures, and working to achieve a specific energetic effect, yoga can heal and strengthen.
Through the practice of Yoga, by breathing more deeply and fully, pain can decrease, and quality of daily living can increase. Yoga builds awareness of posture and alignment, which can improve the way we move, sit, and walk, which can aide in injury prevention. Yoga can also help to decrease stress, and strengthen the physical body.
Restore353 offers private yoga sessions for all yoga levels and conditions. Practices offered at Restore353:
COMMON CONDITIONS BENEFITED BY YOGA
FATIGUE, ANXIETY, DEPRESSION
Yoga (particularly when practiced with attention to the breath) can cultivate awareness without judgement, which can break up or alleviate stress patterns. Yoga's physical postures or asanas were created over 5,000 years ago as a means to channel energy through the body in a specific way. Practicing the poses attends to both a physical workout, and dissolving energy blockages in the body, helping to refresh and renew from the inside out. Working on specific breathing exercises can calm and balance the body, quiete a racing mind, while gaining clarity and focus.
DESK JOB-INDUCED INJURIES (SHOULDER/NECK/LOWER BACK ISSUES FROM POOR POSTURE AT WORK)
Working at a desk requires constant physical check-ins and maintenance that most people do not perform. Yoga is a wonderful “counter pose" to sitting slumped at a desk all day; it is a way to undo poor postural habits and nurture a physical awareness and strength that will translate to a proper posture at a desk.
LOW PHYSICAL STAMINA/PHYSICAL INACTIVITY
Yoga postures require fine physical alignment and muscular engagement, which cultivate strength and stability in the body, and improve flexibility. An average yoga session warms and releases the body, strengthens the core, engages deep muscles of balance, and works key muscle groups. Yoga is a holistic, healthy workout, emphasizing safe alignment specific to one’s individual body and movement patterns, which can help oxygenate the body, increase lung capacity, and improve metabolism, stamina, and serotonin levels all at once!